Week #10, January 29-February 4
M Ran 3.89 miles
W Ran 3.02 miles
TH Ran 5.32 miles
S Ran 10.00 miles
S Ran 2.80 miles
This week’s marathon training began on Monday with 3.89 miles. It was windy and no matter which way I went, the wind was in my face. I was very cold after my run.
Wednesday was the end of the month and I ended January with 86.50 miles. Dang! My goal is to run 1,200 miles this year and was hoping to do 100 each month. I missed it by 14.50 miles.
February began with a bang! I was unsure on whether to run in the morning or after work. I did get up to run and am glad I did. It was about 10 degrees colder after work. My workout was to run 1.5 mile warmup, 8×2 intervals at 10:02 pace with 1 minute recovery, then 1.5 cooldown. Fun but tiring. And I nailed each interval! It was also so cool to be out there seeing the moon.
I knew snow was is the forecast for Sunday so I asked my coach to switch my long run from Sunday to Saturday. I am so glad I did. I did wait till 1pm for it to get warmer. It was 39 degrees by the time I finished my run. It was cloudy, dreary, and windy. Somehow I found the energy and motivation to push through the wind. I was rewarded with tailwind the last 4 miles and those were my fastest miles.
It started to snow Saturday night and by Sunday morning there was about 2-3 inches on the ground. With my tired legs from yesterday and the snow, it was tough. I was happy it was 35 minutes of easy running. We are supposed to get more snow this week and I am not looking forward to it all.
Total mileage for the week: 25.03
Total mileage for this training cycle: 183.39
Total mileage for the year: 104.60
Here’s how training has gone so far:
• Week 1
• Week 2
• Week 3
• Week 4
• Week 5
• Week 6
• Week 7
• Week 8
• Week 9
How was YOUR week? Any snow in your hometown? Did you watch the Super Bowl?
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Great job this week! I love how you are braving the cold for your runs 🙂
Let’s see how lasts. I am getting tired of this cold weather.